Dolichopus trivialis

    Description

    4-5 mm. – Metallic green abdomen and thorax, yellow legs with dark tarsi. Pale hair fringe under hind femora. Single apical bristle on the front tarsus (basal segment).

    Similar Species

    Other Dolichopus species.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grassland, gardens and post industrial sites.

    When to see it

    May to August.

    Life History

    Feeds on midges and other small insects.

    UK Status

    Fairly widespread in Britain. The majority of records seem to come from Wales and the west of England.

    VC55 Status

    Reasonably common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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